Argentina has excellent leather and the quality of their leather goods is outstanding. Leather factories can tailor any item you wish and have it ready on only a day, and sometimes only a few hours. Calle Florida is a pedestrian-only street nine blocks long that overflows with leather shops and boutiques from around the world.
Popular souvenirs include ponchos, silver photo frames and the ornate Gaucho belts. Keep an eye out for cashmere sweaters, skirts and jackets. Many of Sen Telmo's old mansions have been turned into antique shops and these are another great buy in Buenos Aires.